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Muang Ngoi to Luang Namtha

Posted by nikw83 on 7/12/2012 at 23:22

Would i be correct in saying to get from Muang Ngoi to Luang Namtha most directly- I would need to get the -boat from Muang Ngoi to Nong Khiaw, -bus to Udomxai, -onwards bus to Luang Namtha? I will be traveling early to mid Jan with no set dates only a time frame to be back at Bangkok for my flight home. I have had a look on line for these details and would just like to know if things have changed since the posts are quite dated. Any help would be gratefully appreciated. ...

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If you need a local (english-speaking Lao) Tour guide in Luang Prabang

Posted by fsnyc on 24/2/2006 at 23:59

I was just there and met a great guy. 27. A native who has worked in hotels and restaurants and is now studying and working as a tour guide. He is charming, smart and fun and can show you the usual sites as well as the local discotheque and local restaurants. It won't cost you much by western standards but will employ him and provide a unique experience for you. Contact me for details. ...

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kayak Southern Laos

Posted by gen3ish on 28/11/2012 at 22:47

Hi, I'm going to Laos for a month mid-Jan to mid-Feb and one of my goal is to kayak within the 4000 islands. I heard Don Dhet is one place. Do you know where I can rent a double kayak and an idea of the price to rent it for day trips or about four days. Thanks. ...

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Nan Province in Thailand to Luang Prabang?

Posted by weiz on 3/1/2012 at 10:12

I will be going to Bo Kluea in Nan province in Feb, and thinking of making a trip to Luang Prabang, as Nan is close to the borders of Laos. I've been searching the net for any possible routes or tour companies leading travellers from Nan province to Laos. I wonder if you know any info on possible routes from Nan to LP? Is there any flight from Nan airport to LP? Thank you very much. Wei ...

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NYE 2013 in Vientiane

Posted by wranger on 27/11/2012 at 22:28

Hi all, I will be in Vientiane over new year 2013 and wondered what a solo 50 year old female would do, or where to head to, rather than sitting in a cafe or hotel on my own? Any ideas? Thanks.. ...

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Sending a box from Laos to Canda

Posted by photosyntheze on 26/11/2012 at 05:22

Hi, I would like to know if someone has already sent a box from Laos and Vietnam to Canada by boat and have an idea of "‹"‹prices. thank you very much ...

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Hmong new year 2013

Posted by enday on 25/11/2012 at 04:23

Hi, does someone know what date Hmong new year will be celebrated in Laos in 2013? Thanks ...

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Air to Phonsavan

Posted by robynryd on 21/11/2012 at 16:02

Hi all, I have read that Lao airlines fly a few times a week to Phonsavan but cant find any info on the Laoairlines site. Any clues as to what the situation is as we are crossing into Lao in a few weeks and would like to include the plain of jars in the itinerary. The bus trip looks hellish. Any up to date info appreciated. Thanks everyone. ...

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Luang Prabang to Sam Neua

Posted by uphothar on 12/11/2012 at 17:28

How can I get to Sam Neua from Luang Prabang? Any direct flights from LP or VTN? BTW, what is the correct pronunciation for the word "Neua"? Thank you all. ...

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Worth a visit during smoke season??

Posted by oshi on 12/11/2012 at 07:51

Hi everybody, I am planning on visiting Laos in early March for 3 weeks. I just read about the smoke season and the poor visibility in Laos from March to June. Do you think LP and Vientiane is still worth a visit, or should I skip Laos during this season?? I appreciate any input! Thanks in advance. ...

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Sam Neua/Vieng Xai accommodation

Posted by billytheliar on 27/10/2012 at 22:41

The info about Sam Neua or Vieng Xai accommodation options seems to be a bit outdated. Has anyone been there recently and can help with some tips? Thanks in advance! ...

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Do I need to book for Xmas?

Posted by GhostOfTomJoad on 7/11/2012 at 11:45

So I may be in louang prabang or Vientiane (or somewhere else in laos, my plans are so flexible!) for Christmas this year, even though they don't celebrate Christmas so it is not a holiday will it be busy with travelers around this time? I know places like the islands and beaches in Thailand need to be booked because they fill right up but is it the same for Laos? And if so, how far in advance will need to book? I usually don't like to book in advance as I have a lot of time around south east ...

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The Gibbon Experience - Waterfall or Classic

Posted by rachcole33 on 6/11/2012 at 07:10

Hi, My boyfriend and I are planning to do the Gibbon Experience in late January next year, but are having difficulty deciding whether to do the waterfall or classic experience. Any advice/information about pros/cons of either would be greatly greatly appreciated!! Especially if you have gone at a similar time (weather wise)! Thank you! Rachel ...

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Looking for a place to rent in Luang Prabang- Anyone has any contacts?

Posted by AnjaFenzlein on 31/10/2012 at 07:22

Hey guys, I'm looking to move to Luang Prabang for an internship in January and stay at least 6 months, maybe longer. I am thinking if staying in a guesthouse first and look around for something more permanent while I'm there. My budget is around $300/month which I'm thinking should get my a comfortable place to live in. Does anyone know of any places I could check out or people who could help me find something? Thanks so much for any help! Cheers! Anja ...

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Lao Airport Visa

Posted by gatoguts on 26/10/2012 at 04:23

Does the visa issued on arrival at Lao airports (e.g. Vientiane) take up a full page in the passport book? ...

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Viewed 1,701 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by busylizzy on 30/10/2012 at 02:48

A Month in Laos

Posted by gatoguts on 26/10/2012 at 03:50

I have about a month vacation in december-january, and was thinking of spending either a month in Laos or splitting my time between Laos and Vietnam, both of which I've never been to. I'm worried that 2 weeks in Vietnam might be too rushed. Is a full month in Laos too much? ...

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Getting into Laos from Hanoi

Posted by yomanvin on 24/10/2012 at 05:10

Hey guys, Which crossover should I take to get into Laos from Hanoi . I heard there is a direct bus from Hanoi to Luang Prabang. Would it be impossible during the XMas and New years week? ...

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Viewed 1,702 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by caseyprich on 26/10/2012 at 19:55

Anyone to share car/van from LP to Vang Vieng?

Posted by affgomes on 25/10/2012 at 05:15

Husband and I are currently in Luang Prabang but hoping to travel down to Vientiane this weekend, stopping at Vang Vieng for a night or two. Heard/read so many horror stories about the buses that am more inclined to get a van with driver if we can split with a few others. A bit last minute but thought it was worth posting. Thinking of leaving after tomorrow, on Saturday. ...

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Viewed 1,159 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by affgomes on 26/10/2012 at 10:12

Private transportation between Muang Khoua and Tay Trang and then on to Dien Bien Phu

Posted by boschl on 20/10/2012 at 03:18

Hello We are looking for information on how to hire private transport between Muang Khoua and Tay Trang and then on to Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam. We have seen bus schedules but was wondering if anyone knew how to arrange private transport. We are looking at trip on Sunday November 11, 2012. thanks thanks ...

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last minute singapore to laos!

Posted by georgiabarredo on 22/10/2012 at 21:04

hello all... i've just booked a ticket to singapore and have randomly decided to go to laos and some cities i missed in SEA last year... i would appreciate any recommendations and advice pls... thank you tentative itinerary fly into singapore singapore to kuala lumpur (via bus) kL to phuket (via bus/train) phuket to chiang mai/chiang rai (via bus) chiang mai to luang prabang luang prabang - VV-vientianne can someone please tell me if i should start at north laos and travel south... or travel s ...

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